Shenandoah Valley

An American Treasure


Shenandoah means “Beautiful daughter of the stars,” according to Native American legend. The word resonates in the hearts of nature-lovers, adventurers and romantics everywhere. What a perfect spot if your idea of retirement is 360 degrees of natural beauty and national pride. In historic Frederick County, our community positions you perfectly to sample all the Valley’s pleasures.

Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway or the walk the Civil War battlefields. Descend into astonishing crystalline caverns or watch the sunrise from breathtaking peaks. You’re in wine country and you’re in horse country: Bring your palate and your camera! Shenandoah National Park beckons you, with 500 miles of hiking trails and 75 heart-pounding overlooks. There are fabulous paths to follow in every direction, for fishing, camping, golfing, antiqueing—wherever your spirit takes you. Explore one of America’s most thrilling destinations.